Parental Engagement

Parental engagement is vital to student success. Accordingly, The SAC Empowerment Center works with the parents of elementary, middle and high school children to provide information to promote a college-going culture through the Parent Leadership Academy.

Parent Leadership Academy:

The Parent Leadership Academy is a collaborative Partnership between, the San Antonio College Empowerment Center, SAISD Family Engagement Department, and the Education Service Center- Region 20, Family Engagement Department. The Parent Leadership Academy is free and open to parents interested in becoming a parent leader and advocate for the family and the community.


The purpose of the Parent Leadership Academy is to empower parents to have a leadership role in their education of their families and become active education advocates in the community.  The Parent Leadership Academy will also serve to increase access and knowledge to a college going culture.

Benefits of joining the Parent Leadership Academy: 

Parents will learn about:

  • resources available to them and their families
  • campus activities and events open to the community
  • college readiness and preparation
  • college enrollment & admission steps

How can parents join and participate in the Parent Leadership Academy? 

To learn more about Parent Leadership Academy, please contact Abby B. Gonzalez, SAC Empowerment Center Senior Coordinator, at 210-486-0455.


Please note:  Applications are not being accepted during the 19-20 school year. 

Please check back on this page for announcements on when applications are being accepted.